Boys Soccer- Coach Tony
Hi, my name is Tony and I am excited to become Christ Lutheran’s new soccer coach! I’ve had 2 kids attending Christ Lutheran School. I played soccer my entire life starting with AYSO, and later I joined a few different club teams. I continued through high school and then a few years as an adult. One of the highlights from my childhood soccer career was winning the AYSO National Games. I started coaching when my son, was just starting to play soccer and I have continued ever since. I have coached 12 different boy’s and girl’s teams. As a coach, I have 3 top priorities: have fun, come together as a team, and improve individual skills. I believe with a focus on these 3 things a team is more likely to be successful. I get great joy out of teaching young people the game that I love and grew up playing. I am looking forward to coaching the Christ Lutheran Chargers!
Girls Volleyball - Coach Ensley
Ensley has been part of our partnership with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and led a co-ed volleyball summer camp for us this past summer. The campers just loved Ensley who brings personal passion to the game, patience for the player and a heart for ministry that shines through her coaching. We are so pleased she is coming on board as our Girls Volleyball coach this year! She brings experience from her years of college volleyball as well as experience as a volleyball coach through FCA. Please welcome Coach Ensley to the Chargers Team!
Girls Basketball- Coach Heather
Coach Heather joined the Christ Lutheran family in the fall of 2017 as a school parent, our PE Coach and Spanish Teacher. As of this month we can now add Girls Basketball Coach to the many hats she wears! Heather shares a little of her journey with us in the month’s Messenger.
I went to elementary school at Coast Christian School in Redondo Beach with my twin sister Heidi.
We moved to Palos Verdes my Freshman year of High School where I started Basketball and played in 2 state championships. We gained full scholarships to the University of Virginia.
After graduating, I made the 1993 US Women’s National team and played in the world championships in Sao Paolo, Brazil, then went overseas professionally for 8 seasons. I played in France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and the Euro League Championship where we travelled all over Europe. Then, over to Australia and Honduras.
In 1998 I joined the WNBA Sacramento Monarchs for 2 seasons before marrying and settling down in San Pedro with Darren. In 2001 I retired playing for the same coach I began playing for in 1993 in France.
I love the Lord, and am thankful for all He has blessed me with- a family, a husband, and 3 precious big boys!
Boys Volleyball- Coach Claire
Coach Claire has been a wonderful addition to our Chargers Sports program as our Boys Volleyball Coach. She knows the sport very well, as she has grown up in a volleyball family. Her grandfather played volleyball in the Senior Olympics and her parents met while playing volleyball at San Diego State. She had little choice, but to start playing volleyball when she was in elementary school which eventually led to CIF finals as team captain in high school. She is only with us for one season as she will be heading off to college this summer to Liberty University in Virginia. We are thankful for the time we have with her during this season!